3 Types of Packaging Best for Shipping
JULY 9, 2018
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3 Types of Packaging Best for Shipping

We live in the age of online ordering. Chances are your business is shipping more goods than ever, and you’re becoming responsible for making sure that your items are getting to their destination unharmed. Typically, there are three types of packaging supplies that can cushion your product’s journey.

Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap is the perfect choice for fragile items. It is made to conform to your product, covering every inch and offering the most protection. While everyone is familiar with bubble wrap and the obsession of popping bubbles, most people don’t realize that there are different grades. The higher the grade, the stronger plastics that the bubble wrap is made with. Ergo — they won’t pop as easily. There’s also anti-static bubble wrap. Although it provides the least amount of protection, it is best used for electronics to discharge electrostatic.

Packing Peanuts

Packing peanuts are designed to accommodate products placed in a shipping container that's too big. Often companies will have to default to standard box sizes due to cost-savings. With packing peanuts, the idea is that your items won’t be jostled about during transit. Similar to bubble wrap, there are different types of packing peanuts. While polystyrene packing peanuts are the most common type for shock absorption, there is also an option for antistatic peanuts.

Kraft Paper

Kraft paper is the cheapest option for shipment packaging. Although it doesn’t offer the same kind of protection that bubble or packing peanuts do, it is a great option for businesses that have sturdy products to ship. It can also double as wrapping paper when needed. If you choose this option, we’d recommend using it in conjunction with one of the other two options above to ensure the safety of your items.

 

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